Sonoran Broadband • Entered by Roz Switzer on April 29, 2023
Border Wall Documentary Showing
April 28, 2023
Participants and Hours
|Pre Planning hours||1.5|
|Post Admin hours|
Key Issue: Multiple apply
Activity Type: Education & Outreach (tabling, films & lectures, regional B-walks/works)
Key Partners: Madrean Archipelago Wildlife Center
Short Description of Activity
Attended the premiere of the “A Wall Runs Through It” documentary with Kate Scott of the Madrean Archipelago Wildlife Center. This film was made by students of the ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in conjunction with the ASU School of Sustainability. Kate, as well as being a main character in the documentary, was instrumental in providing the background on the Border Shipping Container Wall and pointing the documentary Team to people and their compelling stories.
The three documentaries produced this year were phenomenal. Kate and I were invited to lunch with the filmmakers after the premieres. They are a diverse group (Countries/Ethnicities/Backgrounds) of talented individuals. It was fascinating to listen to the process each film team went through to combine their individual visions of where they felt their film should go, into an edited final version. One of the other films they produced was “Prayer Run”, about Oak Flat and the 2023 gathering, which I attended, from the prospective of the young indiginous runners who ran the prayer run with their Eagle feathers the 60 miles from San Carlos to Oak Flat.